Dental Veneers in Southern California
Veneers are custom made ultra-thin shells of ceramic (porcelain). They cover the surface of the teeth to re-establishes the natural look of the teeth. Basically, these shells bonded with the front of the teeth to change their color, size, length, and shape.
What Type of Problems Dental Veneers Fix?
- Large gaps between teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Broken or cracked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Damaged teeth
Whats the Dental Procedure for Getting Veneers?
- Treatment planning – the patient needs to make a consulting appointment with a cosmetic dentist to explain what kind of dream smile they want to achieve
- Preparations – to arrange a tooth for the enamel, the cosmetic dentist must remove a small amount of the tooth surface. This will make some space for the veneer. Then, the dentist will make the model of your tooth to send to the laboratory. In the meantime, the cosmetic dentist will place a temporary tooth.
- Bonding – Before cementing the veneer, our Southern California cosmetic dentist will clean and polish the tooth. Then, the dentist will apply a light beam to react with the veneer, which causes the tooth to harden. Lastly, the cosmetic dentist will remove any excess cement and make last adjustments for the final look.
How Long do dental Veneers Last?
They approximately lasts from 5 to 10 years before it can be replaced by your cosmetic dentist. However, you will affect how long your veneers will last according to how well you are treating them.
Do Dental Veneers Need Special Care?
They do not need any special care if you took care of your dental hygiene such as, brushing, flossing, and rinsing teeth with a mouth wash. It is also preferred to stay away from drinks that can cause stain such as, coffee, tea, or red wine to maintain a beautiful bright smile.